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Groupe Touchette Expands Rosser, Manitoba, Operations

Groupe Touchette, the largest Canadian-owned tire distributor, plans to expand its operations at CentrePort in Rosser, Manitoba. The company expects to invest $19 million.

The new 112,000-square-foot distribution facility will be located on 6.62 acres at the Brookside Industrial Park. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2024 or early 2025.

"We are thrilled to announce our flourishing partnership and the remarkable progress we've witnessed in the past three years at CentrePort,” said Nicolas Touchette, co-owner and chief executive officer at Groupe Touchette Inc. “This newfound space is a testament to our shared commitment, propelling us towards a future of unparalleled collaboration. This expansion not only signifies a significant milestone in our journey but also represents a strategic move towards fostering our presence and growth in this vibrant part of Canada."

Groupe Touchette specializes in value-added tire distribution services. The company operates more than 50 distribution centers across Canada as well as several retail service centers.

“CentrePort is a critical transportation hub in our province and across North America, and we’re pleased to see the continued growth shown through Groupe Touchette’s expansion,” noted Manitoba Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Lisa Naylor. “I want to thank Groupe Touchette for choosing to invest in Manitoba, and congratulate CentrePort for this exciting announcement today.”

“From infrastructure to service providers and partners, to public-sector programs and support, each piece of the CentrePort ecosystem works together to support companies like Groupe Touchette to ensure they grow and prosper here in Manitoba,” added Carly Edmundson, president and chief executive officer, CentrePort Canada Inc. “It is exciting to see the success of national leaders like Groupe Touchette locating at CentrePort, then investing in further expansion. This speaks not only to the vision and commitment of Groupe Touchette, but to the effectiveness of the inland port platform that was intentionally created to generate new growth and economic development.”

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